BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
These medium-sized sandpipers are found in Washington State only during migration, in transit between their breeding grounds above the Arctic circle and the shoreline where they winter, as far south as southern South America. Visit the mudflats of Grays Harbor for your best chance to see these colorful shorebirds.
Birding Site of the Week
The town of Forks is a great access point to the old-growth temperate forests on the west slope of the Olympics. Resident bird species include Ruffed and Sooty Grouse, Northern Goshawk, five woodpeckers, Hutton's Vireo, Varied Thrush, and Red Crossbill. Black Oystercatchers, Tufted Puffins, and Common Murres breed on the rocky coastline.